We’re still vacuuming sand out of the car from the last beach trip.  Kids are tow-headed from all the sunshine and punchy from ice cream and late night bedtimes (who can resist with all these fabulous outdoor movies and concerts?).  We’re not ready for it to end.  But there is one thing that gets us all feeling Fall – back to school shopping.  At any and every age there’s something reassuring about the yearly routine of discovering that new thing that makes toting goodies (be it diapers or homework) and snacks (be it goldfish or sushi rolls) easy and fun.  So we sought out the hippest houses of back to school paraphernalia for a stock up shopping day.  Have fun!

Premier Kids: Kooky Packs

If you see one more Disney Princess or Angry Birds backpack, you just might lose it. Well, goofy coolness presents itself as a solution in the form of spiky backpacks. Not to mention fun clothes for 0-16 year olds. Plus you’re at the Beverly Center, so all your school shopping needs, from Macy’s to H&M, are right at hand. (And if you happen to drop in Burberry or Bendel, we won’t tell.)

Premiere Kids, The Beverly Connection
Online: beverlycenter.com/directory/premier_kids

Still standing?  Still shopping?  We’ve also combed the internet for the greatest goods for our ultimate Back to School Guide.

Where do you go for unique local shopping?  Let us know!

Photo credit: Meghan Rose, Monkey Pants, pickettfences.com, dabbawallabags.com, JapanLA via facebook, thewishingwellshop.blogspot.com, and poppystores.com